Backsplash Trends in 2022

Posted on: 2022-06-14

Classic and simple designed kitchen with white furniture, black backsplash tiles, wooden countertop and silver oven, kitchen hood and sink with tap

Your kitchen’s backsplash is a focal point and the perfect opportunity to showcase the room’s color scheme as well as your personality!

However, with so many choices, it can be hard to choose the perfect backsplash.

To get you started on this decision, here are some backsplash trends in 2022 as well as some tips for choosing the perfect backsplash for your kitchen:

Glossy Tiles

If you are looking to add a hint of drama to your kitchen (without picking a fight with your family!), check out glossy tiles.

They are beautiful and can add some bold character to your kitchen.

These high shine tiles can be easily matched to your overall decor to create a classic yet trendy design.

White Subway Tile

Subway tiles are a great way to add a touch of sophistication to your kitchen. These tiles are durable and easy to clean.

You can opt for the standard 3” by 6” subway tiles or larger sizes for something a little trendier.

In fact, more and more homeowners are going with larger tiles, especially in smaller kitchens to create the illusion of space.

Geometrical Shapes

Backsplash tiles come in many shapes and sizes. You can get a trendy look in your kitchen by using hex-shaped tiles.

They add a textured and detailed look without overwhelming your kitchen’s overall design.

You can also go for herringbone tiles and other trendy shapes.

Marble Slabs

If you’re looking for a more timeless look for your kitchen, you can choose marble for your backsplash

However, consider using slabs instead of tiles. Slabs are made as a continuous piece with few breaks instead of using multiple tiles to cover the space.

Marble slabs are becoming more common because of the subtle and unique variation in the veined pattern. Plus, if you have marble countertops, they provide a smooth transition between the two surfaces.

Ceiling-Height Backsplash

Backsplashes are usually placed directly behind the countertop and reach only part way up the wall – but why not extend your backsplash right to the ceiling?

If your kitchen has no cabinets above the countertop, ditch the old straight across design and take the material you choose to the ceiling.

Not only does this give your kitchen a trendy look but it helps to create a focal point or highlight a patterned tile. It also helps to unite all of the design aspects of the entire kitchen.

Handmade Tiles

One emerging trend in kitchen backsplashes is the use of handmade and organic tiles. These tiles have a unique look and feel, with variations in each piece.

This helps to create a depth you don’t get with other backsplash materials. 

These literal pieces of art can give your kitchen a homey feel.

How to Choose the Perfect Backsplash For Your Kitchen

Modern Kitchen Counter With Backsplash

Now that you’ve seen some amazing backsplash trends in 2022, how do you go about choosing the perfect one for your kitchen?

Don’t worry, we have you covered! Here are some tips for choosing a backsplash for your kitchen:

Focus on High-Impact Zones

Apart from adding a visual element to your kitchen, backsplashes do serve a purpose – they protect the wall space above your stove and sink.

Usually these spaces are focal points of the room as well, so these are the best places to focus on when it comes to installing a backsplash.

This would be the area to play with pattern, saving neutral tones for the rest of the kitchen. Plus, if you do something trendy in this small space, you can always change it in the future without tearing out your entire backsplash.

Mix Materials But Match the Colors

With so many types of tile to choose from for your backsplash, why only stick to one? You can easily mix it up with different styles and textures – just be sure you stick to the same color palette.

To make it easy, choose one main neutral color for your kitchen and add in a couple of accent colors. You can use the accent color for your backsplash.

If you’re still struggling to decide on a backsplash color, you can always look at the color of your countertops as well as your cabinet hardware and light fixtures.

Consider Wear and Tear

As we mentioned, a backsplash is typically installed in high-impact zones so it’s important to consider how durable the material is as well as how easy it is to clean.

Many materials, such as natural tile, can be sealed for added protection while materials such as ceramic don’t require this step.

Overall, you can use any material you want for your backsplash, as long as porous materials (like cork and bamboo) are sealed.

Let’s Add Some Personality To Your Kitchen!

With years of experience in kitchen renovations, Parabola Developments is ready to help you spruce up your Edmonton home!

Contact us today so we can get started on installing the perfect backsplash for your kitchen.